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Yoweri Museveni

President of Uganda Affirms His 2021 presidential bid

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed that he will run for the presidency in the country's elections slated for 2021. Museveni, according to a...
President Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan Parliament Approves President Museveni for 2021 Elections

Legislators from Uganda's ruling party have endorsed incumbent president Yoweri Museveni to run for the presidency in 2021. A statement from the National Resistance Movement...
video

Uganda accuses neighboring Rwanda of imposing trade embargo

Uganda has accused the neighboring country Rwanda of imposing an embargo on bilateral trade with Uganda. In a statement on Wednesday,...
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tiksa Negeri, Reuters

Ugandan president mourns victims of Ethiopian Airlines jet crash

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday sent a condolence message to the families and friends of the 157 people who died in an Ethiopian...
inflation

Uganda’s inflation rises to 3 percent in year ending in February

Uganda's inflation rate has continued to trend upwards with both annual headline and annual core inflation rising three percentage points due to rise in...
border

Regional truck drivers protest at Uganda-South Sudan border

More than 200 truck drivers from the East African region have parked their vehicles at the Uganda-South Sudan border protesting the killing of their...
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s Ruling Party Okays Museveni for 2021 Presidential Polls

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Ugandan ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) has declared that incumbent President Yoweri Museveni will run for...
Wildlife migration

Ugandan Parliament Draws Tougher Wildlife Laws

The Ugandan Parliament on Tuesday enacted a stringent wildlife law that would see poachers jailed for life if found guilty. The Uganda Wildlife Authority...
Cricket

Ugandan Cricket Team Camp in India for Impending World Cup Qualifier

Uganda's under-19 cricket team on Wednesday set off for India where it will camp for 15 days ahead of the International Cricket Council U19...
IMF

IMF Issues Caution to Uganda on Likely Rise in GDP Ratio of 49.5 %

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday warned that the ratio of Uganda's public debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will rise to 49.5...
Ebola

13 People Quarantined in Uganda Over suspected Ebola Infections

Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as...
Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan leader says dialogue among East African Countries would strengthen Peace

Dialogue among leaders of East African countries is strengthening regional peace, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said in a State House statement issued here...
China has started to destroy seized ivory in public

Uganda hunts for suspects over smuggling of ivory, pangolin scales

Uganda's tax body on Friday said its hunting for suspects over smuggling of ivory and pangolin scales, worth about 3.5 million U.S. dollars. ...
banks

Fitch assigns Uganda development bank B+ with stable outlook

Uganda's renewed commitment to capitalize Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL), coupled with borrowers' good behavior of paying back loans has helped the state-owned bank...
Planting trees

Uganda: UNHCR to Check Deforestation by Planting 20 Million Trees

The UN refugee agency in Uganda on Wednesday said it plans to plant 20 million trees this year to plug the deforestation by refugees...
Tilapia

FAO investigates reported outbreak of deadly Tilapia virus in Lake Victoria

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set up a committee to investigate the reported outbreak of the Tilapia Lake Virus in Lake...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libyan crisis can be solved by building national army, hold elections – Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said the Libyan crisis can be solved by building a national army and also holding general elections. ...
cancer

Uganda strives to fight cancer as cases increase

Eighty-eight-year old Margaret Kaliika is a breast cancer survivor. Ten years ago, a lump found in her breast tested positive for cancer. The lump...
China International Import Expo

China invites Uganda to attend 3 major expositions in 2019

China has invited Uganda to attended three major expositions this year, an agency said Tuesday. Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB), a state-owned marketing agency, said...
United Nation

Uganda in talks with UN over soldiers’ arrears on mission in Somalia

Uganda is in talks with the United Nations over the arrears of its soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, a senior...
MTN

Uganda’s Telecom Giant Confirms the Arrest and Extradition of Employers

MTN Uganda, one of the largest telecommunication companies in Uganda, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two of its senior employees by security operatives....
deported

Ugandan Authorities Expels Two Foreign Nationals for Nefarious actions

Ugandan security agencies have deported two nationals, one French and the other Rwandese, for allegedly engaging in activities that may comprise the country's national...
Ugandan police

Kenyan Attacks Puts Neighboring Uganda On the Alert

Ugandan police said late on Tuesday that it is on high alert after a terror attack on a hotel and office complex in neighboring...
dollars

Uganda government requests submission of claims over South Sudan payment arrears

Uganda's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives requested companies and individuals who supplied goods and services to the South Sudan government to submit their...
Court

Ugandan court starts hearing of presidential age limit appeal

Uganda's Supreme Court on Tuesday began the hearing of an appeal challenging a controversial bill signed into law for the removal of the presidential...
health

15,000 Ugandan Community Health Workers to Undergo Training

Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday said it is going to recruit over 15,000 people who will be trained as community health workers in...
Electricity

Uganda’s Isimba Hydropower Plant Ready for Commissioning

Uganda's electricity generation agency on Monday said plans are underway to commission the Chinese constructed Isimba Hydropower Plant in the central part of the...
solar

Uganda Unveils for East and Central Africa Biggest Solar Power

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday unveiled the largest solar power plant in East and Central Africa which has the capacity to generate a...
railway

Uganda in talks over Standard Gauge Railway Construction

Uganda is still in talks with neighboring Kenya and the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) over the construction of the Standard Gauge...
cholera

Uganda’s Cholera Outbreak Leaves 8 Hospital

Uganda's capital Kampala is experiencing a Cholera outbreak which has left eight people admitted to an isolation center, a ministry of health official said...